doriangrey (62) - Diamond Creek, AUSTRALIA - SEP 5, 2017
Rather muddy in appearance, a pleasant tarry engine oil strong ale. A little reminiscent of Harviestoun Ola Dubh with a viscous peaty whiskey taste and a dash of liquorice, raisins and dark chocolate. OK but a little cherry cola on the palate jtclockwork (16951) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2015
Bottle - thanks Max - Pours black tan head - nose/taste of coffee, roast chocolate, licorice - medium body. vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2015
Bottle. Dark pour with tan head. Roasted and chocolate aromas. Chocolate, roasted, sweet malts. Muggus69 (2601) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JUL 3, 2015
330mL bottle from Warners at the Bay
A serious let down in looks department (at least compared to others RIS); opaque black body with olive green edges with a foam that dissipates very quickly.
Aroma is rich and port-like; muscat, chocolate, raisin, dates, thick caramel, vegemite, glace orange, alcohol and herbal hop. Somewhat fruity and spicy; almost reminiscent of really dark weizenbock, rather than a stout.
Carbonation quite subdued, seemingly adding to the syrupy viscosity and sweetness of this beer. Length is very good; it seems to cling onto the palate.
Certainly a sweet affair this one; lots of chocolate and caramel and raisin, prune and date. Bitterness is relatively low (comparatively) with a lingering toasty, spicy, nutty sort of finish, with some black fruits and hop spice lingering.
Very sweet, not nearly enough roasted malt and unusually fruity for the style; certainly makes for a tasty beer, but it’d probably be better off calling itself a Belgian Strong Dark. anders37 (26857) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2014
Bottle @ Björn tasting. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice aroma. Roasted malty licorice and chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty licorice and chocolate finish.
AndySnow (7933) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2014
How: Bottle.TBone (17799) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 9, 2014
Where: Tasting at Björn.
Appearance: Dark brown colour with a small beige head.
Aroma: Dried fruit, raisin, plum, roasted malt.
Body: Medium body, low to medium carbonation.
Flavour: Dried fruit, a bit smoked malt, plum, some alcohol.
Bottle at Björns. Dark brown color, tiny brown head. Sticky alcohol, toasted aroma. Medium-bodied. A bit papery, alcohol, licorice in the flavor. Simple is. oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 9, 2014
[email protected]omhper (25379) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2014
örn tasting. Brown colour, small off-white head. Aroma is roasted malts, some liquorice, mild wood and some earthy notes. Flavour is fruity, mildly alcoholic as well as some mild wooden notes. Quite tasty.
Bottled. Dark brown, beige head. Chocolate and tar. Mid sweet with full body and rounded mouthfeel. Licorice and coffee, tar. Piney resinous bitter finish. NBird (626) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAY 12, 2014
Looks. Spent motor oil black/brown, smallest of tan heads
Smells.boozy plums and sultana, burnt caramels and liquorish
Tastes. Salted choc and liquorish, cooked sultanas, some smoke/peated notes, some bitterness from coffee.